2019 EXPRESSION of INTEREST Basic Physician Trainee registrars and Advanced Physician registrars

Job posted: 14/01/2019
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 158317

Reference: 158317

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

About University Hospital Geelong, Barwon Health

Formed in 1998, Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regional health services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance. Health services available through Barwon Health cover the full spectrum from primary care, community services, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, emergency and acute care. With the exception of neurosurgery and transplantation, virtually all other specialties are available through University Hospital Geelong.

Barwon health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is Victoria’s largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 6,500 staff and more than 1300 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 21 key locations throughout the region.

Guided by our values Barwon Health is Victoria's largest regional health care service and is also the largest employer in the Geelong and surf coast region, employing over 6,500 staff. Working at Barwon Health offers diversity where no two days are the same with varied areas of expertise and locations. We have a dedicated clinical education and training department giving you access to opportunities to improve your knowledge and skill base.

About the roles

University Hospital Geelong has on-going opportunities to join its BPT 2/3 Medical Registrar and Advanced Trainee cohorts in 2019.

BPT 2 and 3

University Hospital Geelong has a moderate sized physician training program which has the capacity for 32 medical registrars filling BPT 2 and BPT3 positions. It is expected that in 2019 there will be an even split of 15 BPT 2 positions and 15 BPT 3 positions.

These training roles incorporate both clinical service provision combined with education, with an expectation of additional self-directed learning.

The BPT 2 and BPT 3 year includes 4 rotations. The rotations offered include:

  • General medicine spread over 6 different teams including a rapid assessment unit

  • Neurology

  • Stroke

  • Rural medical term in Warrnambool and Hamilton base hospitals

  • Geriatrics

  • Hospital in the home

  • Intensive care

  • Specialty leave cover (up to 5 weeks) for advanced trainees in; cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, renal , infectious diseases, respiratory, palliative care, endocrinology, medical oncology and haematology

All registrars also do one-half of a term of nights or evenings during any given year.

Basic physician trainee roles include several weekly educational meetings including;

  • Journal club

  • Hospital grand rounds

  • BPT teaching

  • Radiology teaching

  • Clinical teaching rounds

For those trainees preparing for the RACP examinations Barwon Health has developed a comprehensive preparation program. For the written examination there are additional focused tutorials and a mock exam in the few months before the examination. While for trainees preparing for the clinical examination, the hospital provides training spanning over 4 months, including one on one mentorship and 4-5 group teaching sessions per week. Examination success rates are usually at or above the national average

Advanced Trainees

The Department of General Medicine at Barwon Health provides advanced physician training positions in General Medicine in partnership with other regional centres. We pride ourselves on being able to offer customised training which is ideally suited to future practice in regional and rural areas.

Our advanced physician training program offers high quality six-month (and occasionally 12 month) specialty rotations. University Hospital Geelong (UHG), in conjunction with Ballarat Base Hospital (BBH) and South West Health Care (SWHC) in Warrnambool form the Western Victoria Regional training hub. Through this collaboration we are able to offer rotations at all three sites and can enable trainees to complete all of their advanced physician training in Western Victoria.
Rotations include: 
• Senior medical registrar, UHG 
• Intensive care, UHG 
• Cardiology, UHG 
• Infectious Diseases, BBH
• Respiratory medicine, BBH
• Nephrology, BBH
• Neurology, BBH
• Gastroenterology, UHG and BBH
• General Medicine, SWHC
Rotations such as Palliative Care and Geriatrics are also sometimes available at UHG.

About the culture

You will work with innovative teams who maintain extensive knowledge and experience. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation.

We believe that working at Barwon Health is joining a culture where people strive to work to the full extent of their qualification, capability and experience with a working environment that enables this to happen.

We are a fun, passionate, supportive, energetic, driven team who works cohesively together. We promote professional development in the workplace and as a team are focussed on quality patient centred care. No day is the same; we are a team that embrace's change and are always looking for innovative ideas to improve our team and the organisation.

Barwon Health is committed to developing a vibrant culture of education, training and research for all staff fostering clinical excellence, effective leadership and a solid foundation of research underpinned by the role of Barwon Health as a teaching hospital.

We have a 'can do' culture which is embedded within a fast paced environment where we support and nurture multidisciplinary approaches to client care including empowering the client to lead an active and independent life.

As a team we are focussed on providing the highest quality patient centred care.

At Barwon Health we celebrate and harness diversity, and consider it a competitive advantage. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Recruitment agencies should note that Barwon Health does not accept agency resumes. Barwon Health is not responsible for any fees related to any unsolicited resumes submitted by Recruitment Agencies.

2019 EXPRESSION of INTEREST Basic Physician Trainee registrars and Advanced Physician  registrars

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A/Prof Deborah Friedman - (03) 4215 0643
Alex Townsend - (03) 4215 0643

2019 EXPRESSION of INTEREST Basic Physician Trainee registrars and Advanced Physician  registrars